Modern Family last night was amazing! Enjoy the HD screencaptures I made from it and check abc.go.com to watch the episode online if you haven’t seen it yet!!
Season 5 > Episode Screencaptures > 5×19 – A Hard Jay’s Night
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The final numbers are in and it’s a solid victory for Modern Family in terms of viewers. The ABC comedy held onto its first-ever overall viewership win over American Idol with 10.09 million watching Wednesday. That makes Modern Family the night’s most watched show. Although Idol also saw a rise in its audience from the early numbers’ 9.15 million to 9.33 million, it was also beaten by Survivor, which ended up with 9.85 million watching. That’s the first time the CBS show has beaten the Fox show in total viewers. Despite two previous weeks of demo wins, Survivor had failed to hold its viewership lead in the final numbers. In terms of demo adjustments, Idol, Suburgatory and Modern Family were all up a tenth.
ABC took the second spot in the demo last night with a 1.8/6. A part of that came from the small rise of 3% that Modern Family (3.5/10) saw last night over its last original of March 12. The highest rated and most watched show of the night overall, the comedy pulled in 9.69 million viewers with its Vegas episode. Last night saw more than a trip to Sin City for Family, it also saw the show beatIdol in total viewers overall and in the 9 PM half hour for the very first time. The Fox show pulled in 9.429 million viewers between 9 PM and 9:30 PM. Otherwise, ABC’s night was a mixed result with Family lead-out Mixology (1.7/5) rocketing up 42% from last week’s season low. Of course, last week the uncertain freshman show was the only original on ABC and lacked the benefit of a strong lead-in. The Middle (1.9/6) slipped 5% from its last new show on March 12 whileSuburgatory (1.4/4) and Nashville (1.3/4), which had a wedding last night, were down 13% and 7% respectively from their last to tie series lows.
I have added to the gallery over 500 HD screencaptures from last night Vegasian episode of Modern Family! Vegas, Vegas people! Lovely!!!
Season 5 > Episode Screencaptures > 5×18 – Las Vegas
CLEVELAND, Ohio — It was time to leave the family. And, yes, the family has been very, very good to Dan O’Shannon.
He has won four Emmys for his work as a writer and executive producer on ABC’s acclaimed “Modern Family,” but O’Shannon feels it’s the moment to move on.
“It’s just a great show, and I’ve had terrific time on it,” he said during a telephone interview. “I just don’t know that I have that much more to say with these characters, and maybe it’s time to get some new blood in there to keep the show alive and fresh and rejuvenated. And it allows me to do things that will reinvigorate me a little bit.”
O’Shannon, who grew up in Euclid and Painesville, has been with “Modern Family” since it premiered in September 2009. He just wrapped up his last week on the comedy that features Youngstown native Ed O’Neill.
He’s taking a little time off, but there are new challenges on the immediate Hollywood horizon. O’Shannon has signed a three-year deal with CBS TV Studios to develop comedy projects for network and cable. He starts the gig in June.
“Part of the deal is that I get to become a utility player,” he said. “If there’s a show they want to put me on or somebody drops out or they just need a consultant for a few days a week, I can pitch in while working on developing my own stuff. They can slot me in wherever they need me.”
O’Shannon sold his first sitcom script in 1986. It was for the series “Making a Living.”
He has been making a living as a writer and producer ever since. His resume includes some of the most celebrated comedies in TV history: “Newhart,” “Cheers,” “Frasier” and, of course, “Modern Family,” which is in its fifth season. “Modern Family” has won the Emmy for best comedy after each of its first four seasons.
Although primarily known as a comedy writer, O’Shannon was recruited by his pal Brannon Braga to work on the 2005-06 science-fiction drama “Threshold.” Braga, the Canton McKinley High School graduate currently an executive producer on “Cosmos,” was the co-creator and executive producer on that CBS series.
O’Shannon, who owns a fifth Emmy award (for “Cheers”), also was an executive producer on another CBS drama, “Jericho.” In 2007, he was the co-executive producer on “Back to You,” a Fox comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and Bay Village native Patricia Heaton.
Does O’Shannon have that one show he’s dreaming about creating and getting on the air?
“I think I might have one more swing in me, but I’m also happy to work on any shows CBS wants to put me on,” he said. “If I happen to do something that’s my own and it works, I’ll be thrilled, but I also enjoy being a team player and making contributions to other shows.
“I’ve had my hands grabbing onto the steering wheels of some pretty nice cars in my life. Even if they weren’t cars that I built, I drove them pretty well for a while. What really counts is doing work that you’re really happy with and happy doing. So anything that adds to the resume is good.”